Fraschetta

4.6
669 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Fraschetta is located in the heart of Bryn Mawr. It is recognized as a 3 bell restaurant by the Philadelphia Inquirer. Roman born Chef Gianluca Demontis creates traditional and contemporary Roman dishes. He has the ability to transform simple dishes into something tasteful and elevated. We use only fresh, seasonal ingredients, and the menu offers a variety of seafood, meats, housemade pastas as well as vegetarian and gluten-free dishes.
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Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quiet atmosphere with good food. BYOB. Reasonable price.

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RC
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was very good - the tuna was done perfectly - but prices were a little steep, esp. for fairly-modest portions. Loved that it was a BYO, so I can accept the pricing a little more easily.

I would likely come back here again.

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JS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Three great pastas and salads. Delicious. Wait staff was very friendly and attentive.

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AC
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, service was outstanding, wonderful place for a celebration!

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The pasta special was delicious. A little bit noisy but good service and cozy ambiance

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j
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Been to Fraschetta many times, and always enjoyed the experience -- friendliness, quality food etc. But Saturday night was not enjoyable at all. I have never felt so rushed in a restaurant. No time to even take the first sip of wine, appetizer appeared, taken away, entree served immediately, same with dessert and coffee. We had a 7:30 reservation and the place was clearing before nine. Everything was done at a frenetic pace. No dining here, dining prices but diner atmosphere.

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S
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

3 entrees were very good but the chicken cutlet was AWFUL. Dry and tasteless. Service was average although it was a busy Saturday night. Waitress was rarely seen and had to be asked for everything, like refills, etc.

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k
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

Service was not as attentive....way too loud and was unable to hear my dinner partner over the noise.

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B
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

This is the first time that we did not have a good experience at Fraschetta. The pork was not tender and the pastas were not al dente, almost mushy. We will be back to try again, especially since we love the staff!!

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RC
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was excellent - both in creativity of selections and taste. Loved that it’s still a BYO. Service was good, but waiter was very hard to understand.

I would definitely come back!

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HM
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This sweet spot is delightful. The entrance is close to The Bryn Mawr Theater and parking is across the street and available if you don't come too late. I ordered the Caesar Salad and clams vongole. It was delicious with a touch of fresh cheese, yum. My friend, Fran, had a different seafood ribbon pasta and said hers was very good, too. The service was prompt and the staff lovely. The lighting soft and welcoming and the restaurant clean. It is a BYOB so grab a bottle of your favorite and head on over!

Mary Jane Hurley Brant

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e
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A talented Chef with fresh take on Italian cooking.

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SQ
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

While the service and ambience were lovely, the food was surprisingly bland. I had a dish with scallops, which were minuscule. Pretty disappointing on the food score.

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AK
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

We love the food. Since we are pescatarians a few additional fish selections would be great. My only complaint with the restaurant is the noise level. The second floor level is quieter but not as interesting in terms of ambiance. They did appear to make a feeble attempt at noise dampening by adding a few baffles on the ceiling but more could be done to both the ceiling and the walls without losing any aesthetic appeal. Other than my few complaints we really enjoy having dinner there every few months.

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S
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed lovely dinner after a movie at Bryn Mawr Film Institute.

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B
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an excellent meal with a perfect friendly service. All good!!

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D
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Consistently yummy. Lots to choose from. Can get noisy but Sunday night was a quieter crowd so it was delightful for a gno.

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OT
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service! Creative and delicious food. Like that it’s BYOB. Definitely returning.

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F
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This restaurant was one of our favorites. Our most recent visit was a disappointment. The food was not as good -- we each had a different fish dish and both were fishy and, while not bad enough to complain or send it back, did not rise to the level we've been accustomed to at this restaurant. The service was friendly enough, but seemed inexperienced and out of synch. Our reservation was early (5:30) and the place was already noisy, and got progressively more so as more people arrived. I hope this was an aberration, but am not particularly eager to try it again soon.

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NK
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Such a cute place! Food was very good from apps to dessert! Will be going again!

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J
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant!

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MK
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!!!!

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BG
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place to go for good food and a great experience. The service is always outstanding and we always have a great time. Highly recommend!!

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Remains my favorite place to go out to eat near Villanova University

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OT
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Third time eating dinner here. Great food, great service every time.

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LB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food presented beautifully, with personal service.
Only knock is that it gets noisy easily.

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SN
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

The service was good. The food was ok. The meatballs had to be from a pre frozen bag. The mash potatoes I’m guessing instant. Maybe they were grits being passed off as potatoes. The pork came out a little over cooked. My pasta dish was labeled spicy. It wasn’t, at all.
I wouldn’t recommend this place to anyone.

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OT
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Lovely, small clean & intimate, a well run local foodie place. Great olive oil, salads menu (my fave beet). Nightly upscale pasta addition as a special-stinging nettle with gnocchi offered that night & a Barramundi grilled fish with fancy everything in their sauce topping creation. The are accommodating ie will switch the pasta shapes and sauces around. Always good.

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P
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good food. Great staff. One of my favorites.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Please go to frashetta! It is the best Italian on the main line!

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CC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for dinner and a movie next door afterwards! I love the fennel, radicchio and orange salad and pasta dishes. Main courses and desserts are sure to satisfy any appetite.

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b
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Outstanding menu and great service. High noise level somtimes distracting, but doesn't stop us from making this a favorite dining spot

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DA
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place. The food is authentic and the staff is amazing

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F
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meeting with friends from the city

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J
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Fraschetta! The service is impeccable, Anne is the best hostess and runs the restaurant like a ship. Her warmth and friendly smile is one of the reasons we are frequent diners, and the food is outstanding

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o
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always Awesome

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b
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The salad special with endives, onions and mozzarella which my husband and I shared didn’t have any mozzarella in it. Which we assumed the chef forgot to add. We both realized it after we had finished our salads. Lol

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MG
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love to eat at Fraschetta before going to the movie next door at the Bryn Mawr Film Club.
On this cold, midweek night, we were among the few who came out for either. And we had the most
wonderful, creative pasta dish, and a tender, tasty steak, we shared. Then we had time for a dessert,
chocolate cake, ice cream. No popcorn for us.

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t
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a pleasant surprise- fabulous food, great service and BYOB! We'll be back soon with friends!

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NB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pasta with shrimp was delicious! Can’t wait to go back and have it again!

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